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Hi I'm Cassidy

I'm a small town girl from a large family. A family of 14 to be exact. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 19 year old girl from a small town. I'm a junior in college but I put my education on hold to embark on a mission to teach what I believe and love and serve all those I come in contact with. I have 14 people in my immediate family but its not the big stereotypical Mormon family. My parents got divorced when I was in middle school and each remarried while I was in high school. I have 4 biological siblings, 5 stepsiblings and 1 half-brother plus me, my mom, dad and step-dad. I love music, photography, reading, art, learning, thinking and pondering, playing games, watching movies, camping, enjoying nature and hanging with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't remember a single moment or event in which I fully became converted to the Gospel. I have never been visited by an angel nor have I heard a physical voice proclaiming the truthfulness of the things I was learning. I have never seen a sign or even understood a doctrine or teaching immediately fully. I don't remember there ever being a single glorious day when I finally understood all teachings and commandments, where a choir of angels surrounded me singing hallelujah. But I do remember hundreds of small and simple moments which have amounted to the testimony and knowledge that I have now. The building of my testimony that has led to my personal conversion has come from ongoing struggle, work, sacrifice and time. Gaining a testimony and becoming converted to the gospel is a lot like running a marathon; it takes time, dedicated training, overcoming struggles and hard work. But to even begin, you must first take a step and continue over and over until your one step has become hundreds. Training for my testimony marathon, I had to begin by learning, reading, praying and having faith. For some, training for this marathon of becoming converted to the gospel may only take a little time but for others it may seem that you will never be able to run it all. Do not be discouraged if it takes longer for you to learn and know for yourself, everyone has a personal training plan to follow. Some of which I know to be true is that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real and love us so much and want us all to return to live with them, and our families, forever. I know that they restored their original gospel through Joseph Smith who became a prophet of God. I know that prayers are answered in the right timing that is personal and perfect for each one of us. I know that by small and simple things, great things are brought to pass and I know that this gospel is true. If you would like to find out more about me, my personal beliefs or have any questions at all please ask!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a multitude of small and simple ways that help me to maintain and strengthen my own testimony. By faithfully choosing to do these small and simple things often, I have grown to live and love my faith. Some of these simple things include: attending and contributing to my church meetings, classes, and devotionals. Twice a year I listen to the modern day prophet and apostles teach us in a general church conference as well as listen to and watch other leaders and members of the church teach and tell their stories and life experiences throughout the year. I also read the scriptures and pray often with my family, roommates, friends and/or on my own. Some of the callings I have held in the church throughout my life have allowed me to plan, carry out and lead my peers in activities, lessons, and events as well as help those in higher leadership positions. Right now I am a missionary of the church, and I devote my time to learning, teaching, serving and loving all those who I come into contact with. When you look at all these things as a whole it seems like I have done a lot, but when I look back and reflect on all that I have done and continue to do, it really isn't as much or as hard as it seems. When you take it all one thing at a time, one day at a time, sometimes even one hour at a time, you will not be overwhelmed and you will be able to handle all that you have to do.